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  1. I'd like to elaborate.  It's not just because her persona had similarities with Vivien Leigh.  When she lit up, the screen lit up.  She had that magic that could energize it.  She was lively, vital, and commanded attention.  Her subtlety of expression let you watch the ebb and flow of her emotions and thoughts pass across her face. 

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  2. 12 hours ago, jakeem said:

    The 1959 thriller "North By Northwest" was  Sir Alfred Hitchcock's fourth and last screen collaboration with Cary Grant and one of the filmmaker's best-ever suspense tales. It also followed one of his favorite formulas: A man is accused of a crime he did not commit, and goes on the lam in search of evidence that will prove his innocence. Robert Donat played such a character in "The 39 Steps" (1935), one of the director's final British films before he moved to Hollywood. It also was the situation for characters played by Robert Cummings in "Saboteur" (1942), Grant in "To Catch a Thief" (1955) and Jon Finch in "Frenzy" (1972). 

     

    And many more, including the appropriately titled The Wrong Man (1956).  I wonder if a comprehensive list could be assembled?  I believe it would comprise over half of his movies.  Oh, yeah, another:  Young and Innocent (1937).

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  3. 2 hours ago, Dargo said:

    Okay, I offered up a word for Harpo earlier, and so now here's one for one of his brothers...tongue-in-cheek of course  ;) ... 

                                                                                            Linguist 

             

     

     

    Not linguini?

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  4. 40 minutes ago, Det Jim McLeod said:

    I have seen this film many times and I watched the intro and outro last night. I saw bits and pieces of it switching back from other channels. 

    Ben and Brad Bird seemed to think the ending has Ethan riding away alone in the saddle because of the western myth of the cowboy on the trail. I thought it was a powerful ending but Ethan has not changed that much. He cannot bring himself to kill Debbie, but he cannot fully accept her. He might still think "Comanch" every time he looks at her, so I believe he is still worried he could go into a rage and kill her. So, he rides away at the end, probably never to return...

    Can't see what makes you say that.

  5. Clarence Muse was an actor who was more likely to play atypical, that is, more normal, roles.  And even in the stereotypical roles of butler or servant, he performed in an atypical manner.  A role that stands out is in a movie called Black Moon (1934), where he plays a charter sailboat owner.

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